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500 OTR Christmas Shows

by WA4CZD



500 OTR Christmas Holiday Shows

Five hundred Christmas holiday-themed old time radio shows. Also includes some Christmas-week news and New Year's Eve shows (and year-end retrospectives and news). Plus the Christmas V-Discs (I've uploaded a set of V-Discs to Archive.org) and a rip of Dennis Day's 1958 LP Christmas Is For The Family (with Jack Benny).

Not meant to be comprehensive but there's a lot, and they range from the ridiculous (The Christmas Bride) to the sublime (Truth or Consequence's hometown sound collage for a hospitalized paralyzed vet) and everything in-between.

As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or Archive.org itself.
Thanks. :)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!


20 - Frank Sinatra and WAVES chorus - Ave Maria
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
21 - Dinah Shore - Sleigh Ride In July
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
28 - Frank Sinatra - You'll Never Walk Alone
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
33 - O Little Town Of Bethlehem etc.
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
40 - Dick Haymes, with Gordon Jenkins' Orchestra and Chorus - O Come All Ye Faithful
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
52 - Frank Sinatra, with Alex Stordahl and his Orchestra - It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
53 - Frank Sinatra, with Alex Stordahl and his Orchestra - Jingle Bells
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
54 - Frank Sinatra, with Alex Stordahl and his Orchestra - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
65 - All I Want For Christmas (Is My Two Front Teeth)
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
69 - Christmas Dragnet (Parts I & II)
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
73 - Nuttin' for Christmas
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
74 - Green Christmas
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
75 - Peace In The Valley
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
78 - Rummy Rocker Boy
[MusicBrainz (recording)]
Language English

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Reviewer: phytz - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 27, 2016
Subject: Wonderful
Thank you for this wonderful collection from our history. I grew up listening to these shows. It was a wonderful time in United States history.
Reviewer: harron68 - favoritefavoritefavorite - December 14, 2014
Subject: The Way It Really Was
I haven't listened to more than ten percent of these, but from my decades of hearing "old time radio" shows I know these accurately reflect the way folks thought and felt. By today's standards they may seem corny, sexist and racist. In those times attitudes were different and they're reflected here. To enjoy the entertainment one needs to accept and be open to a vastly different era. Things went slower, people accepted old jokes, believed that might didn't always make right and caring about one's neighbors was expected. If those feelings are wrong, maybe we need to look at today's attitudes and check on our prejudices and false beliefs. The art of an era reflects its society. What do today's arts say about who we are? Enjoy these shows without judgment, they were what earlier generations of Americans loved. They deserve our consideration.
Reviewer: alamedared - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 4, 2014
Subject: THE BEST
Love all these...thanks to the compiler, Happy Holidays
Reviewer: joellerby - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - September 29, 2013
Subject: thank you
Thank you 1000 times.
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